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RMI Presents Two Education Seminars On Rack Design And Safety At MODEX 2020

At MODEX 2020, members of the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI) will present two separate on-show-floor educational sessions covering the safe design and use of industrial steel storage rack. Open to all MODEX attendees free of charge, the two sessions will include insights from the current standards for the design, testing and utilization of industrial steel storage racks and address related questions.

The first seminar, “Planning Your Rack System – Traditional and E-Commerce,” will be held on Tuesday, March 10 from 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. in Theater G, located in the Knowledge Center in the far right corner of the Georgia World Congress Center Hall C. During the presentation, prospective and current end users and owners of storage racks will tour a variety of different rack styles and designs created to meet the requirements of the e-commerce and multi-channel retail world. The session will explain some of the key design points to consider when determining which racking style is both the best and safest solution for a given facility. Key takeaways include the critical building blocks of a successful and safe pallet rack system design, as well as the current trends and changes in rack system design to meet the needs of e-commerce order fulfillment.

The second seminar, “Storage Rack Safety 101,” will be presented on Wednesday, March 11 from 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. in Theater A, also located in the Knowledge Center. Participants will learn about the comprehensive catalog of resources offered by RMI that can be used to design and implement a safe rack system. These include:

  • The ANSI MH16.1-2012 (R2019) Specification for the Design, Testing and Utilization of Industrial Steel Storage Racks
  • The ANSI MH16.3-2016 Specification for the Design, Testing and Utilization of Industrial Steel Cantilevered Storage Racks
  • The ANSI MH26.2-2017 Specification for the Design, Testing and Utilization of Welded Wire Rack Decking
  • Considerations for the Planning and Use of Industrial Steel Storage Racks
  • Guideline for the Assessment and Repair or Replacement of Damaged Rack

Additionally, the Safety 101 session will feature an overview of the type and frequency of rack inspections to help maintain a rack system in productive working order. Presenters will also detail the types of accessories that can be deployed to further enhance the safety of a rack system by offering a measure of protection from impacts. Finally, the presentation will discuss how to assess rack damage and, if deemed necessary, how to decide between repairing or replacing the damaged components.

Those who are unable to attend the RMI sessions in person may still access the presentations and their accompanying audio via recordings that will be made available online after MODEX concludes.

Looking for answers to industrial storage rack system safety questions prior to MODEX? Visit RMI’s page of frequently asked questions (FAQs).